Documenting Value in Changing Times

ISA Practice Mgmt Webinar on Thurs, September 10 at 7:00 pm


ISA Practice Mgmt Webinar: How to Report in a Pandemic

Thurs, November 5 at 7:00 pm



Latest happenings at the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists

Get involved, connect with colleagues and discover resources. These events were made just for you.

ISA knows that the current practice environment is a challenging one, full of difficult decisions and contentious issues.
We bring together anesthesiology experts from across the state to collectively develop solutions and
advance the future of our practice, so you can focus on patients.


Documenting Value in Changing Times

The Nuts & Bolts of Coding and Payment

Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 pm

Join ISA’s next virtual practice management event to find out what every practice should know in the era of COVID and the CMS rules. 

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Sharon Merrick, MS CCS-P is Director of Payment and Practice Management of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a tremendous advocate for our patients. She will speak on with new trends including new CMS payment initiatives, support resources, COVID care and future trends, including modifiers for care team service. Whatever practice model you have will affect your care.

Jody Locke is the Vice President Anesthesia and Pain Practice Management for Anesthesia Business Consultants. He will review challenge areas demonstrating our value, including what you may not know about key details of compliance and concurrency.


How to Report in a Pandemic and Get Ready for 2023

Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 pm

EMR. VBPM. MBIPS. PQRP. MACRA…. The next ISA practice management webinar will feature a presentation by speaker Bryan Sullivan on best practices in quality reporting to maximize your reimbursement. Insights to the 2021 requirements will be shared along with tips to prepare for what 2023 may bring. 

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Bryan Sullivan, Chief Quality Officer, Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC


Executive Physician Leadership Program 

Inspire. Influence. Achieve.

September 9–12, 2021*

The Executive Physician Leadership Program, designed in partnership with Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, provides aspiring to mid-level leaders with necessary leadership skills development in the areas of influence and motivation, change management, corporate finance and health care system strategy. Your successful completion of this four-day curriculum offered over two weekends will advance your leadership and health care strategy skills while earning Continuing Medical Education credits and a Certificate of Completion.

James L. Allen Center at Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Further information about the ASA Executive Physician Leadership Program is available here.

* New date! The 2020 session was cancelled.

ISA Practice Management Webinar “Contracting During Covid”

Video of medical practice attorney Judith Semo, JD and healthcare attorney Vicki Mycowiac, JD presenting their insights and real world advice on a wide range of concerns coming to the fore with Covid, including: changes to CMS waivers and HIPAA, and the new CARES Act and FFCRA; the advent of “force majeure” claims by hospitals; notice provisions in employment agreements; negotiating the terms of a furlough or a reduction in compensation; insurance coverage and professional services agreements; and so much more. The last 16 minutes are devoted to a Q&A session moderated by ISA President Tripti Kataria.

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Best Practices in Restarting Elective Surgeries

A video of this important ISA town hall meeting discussing the best practices and pitfalls of restarting elective surgeries is available for viewing now! View at left or click here to view in a new window.